Replays not top of GMs list

BOB ELLIOTT, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:26 AM ET

CHICAGO -- Does Major League Baseball need to see replays of post-season replays?

Guess not.

After a post-season marred by one missed call after another, there was little furor here yesterday regarding replays at the annual general managers meetings.

"Any changes are up to the commissioner and right now the commissioner does not want to have additional instant replays," said Jimmie Lee Solomon, vice-president for Major League Baseball operations.

"Like anything else, GMs are very methodical in giving their opinion," Solomon told reporters. "When you are in a big room people don't really express themselves.

"A lot of the GM's focus is on trying to make their teams better by addition or subtraction."

FEW QUESTIONS

A replay report was given to the GMs, but "not many questions were asked."

Solomon said GMs decided no modifications were necessary, pointing out instant replay on boundary call home runs -- fair or foul -- has only been in place since August of 2008, adding: "We have to digest what we've got."

Solomon also said he hoped to have a new Basic Agreement with the umpires by Dec. 31.

There was also talk of altering the draft order so that the World Series winner would pick last in each round.

Previously, the draft order has been based on the final standings of the prior year. A world-wide draft was not discussed.

BRIEFLY

The New York Mets are interested in Jays catcher Rod Barajas who is a Type-B free agent ... The Jays hired Wayne Morgan, their former international scout and a Jays employee from 1978-2003, as a pro scout for 2010. Morgan, a Kindersley, Sask., native signed Terry Puhl while with the Houston Astros.


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